Explains, illustrates criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they are admired. Over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging from a sugar scoop to a peg-leg footstool to a Harvard trestle table. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations.
Richly illustrated guide to the design, construction, painting, and decoration of a host of distinctive pieces - candle stands to four-posters. Includes designs for 24 popular hex signs and measured drawings for building 50 representative pieces: chairs, tables, desks, and many more. 250 illustrations. Bibliography.
Extensively researched, profusely illustrated book explores principal elementary antique country furniture designs used in North America over the past 400 years-with English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Norwegian influences represented. 95 measured drawings for constructing candlestand, pedestal table, rocker, corner cupboard, cradle, armoire, many more.